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December '07
Testimonial to Healing at the Casa
I, Jane (Jana) Jones of 4/44 Mona Road, Darling Point, NSW 2027, Sydney, Australia and Rua Servidao, Q.20 L.1 Lindo Horizonte, CEP 72940-000 Abadiania, Goias, Brazil, hereby solemnly declare that by the grace of God, I received miraculous healing at the Casa de Dom Ignacio, Abadiânia, Goias, Brazil and I no longer have Motor Neuron Disease also known as MND, ALS, and Lou-Gehrigs.
Marian's Trip to the Casa
Thought someone might be interested in reading my musings about my trip.
In love and light, Marian
CASA CRYSTAL BEDS ... continued

Those of you who have been to the Casa will be familiar with the Crystal bed - the Entity regularly 'prescribes' sessions on the bed to help supplement the healing process.

There are five crystal beds located in buildings adjacent to the main Casa building. Each bed has 7 quartz crystals suspended above the bed which align with and correspond to the 7 chakras of the human body. A session consists of lying on the bed for approximately 20 minutes while listening to soothing music. The crystals radiate color to the respective chakras to cleanse them and to balance their energies. The Entity may prescribe crystal-bed therapy for you, or you may choose to have a therapeutic session on your own.

In our most recent newsletters we provided a list of individuals who were given special permission from the Entity to purchase one of these crystal beds, thereby enabling them to offer these unique treatment sessions at home.

The following are new additions to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatment. (For full listing and articles on crystal beds please go to

Richard & Denise Bradshaw, Australia
61 Binburra Avenue,
Avalon Beach NSW 2107
Sydney, Australia

Ph: (02) 9918-9363
Mobile: 0419-499-136


Guide Your Way
Marina Koulik, New York

147 Bay 32nd Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11214
email: and

My name is Marina Koulik and I am a medium guide for the Casa from October 2006. I have opened Guide Your Way Medication Center in Brooklyn NY with the blessing from the Entity. I also received a blessing from the Entities for the Crystal Light treatment in NY.

Marina Koulik, medium/guide of Casa de Dom Inacio


Frieda J. Krieger, California
Tel: 831-427-1488

"Love is the medicine." Rumi's words summarize my experience at the Casa. The witness of spiritual and physical healings has left me forever changed.

Walking through the door into my precious healing studio behind my Victorian house, I am unfailingly touched by the Energy that is present since I was directed to add "the icing on the cake" (a literal dream), the crystal bed.

I was told by the Entities that they would be with me in my healing practice. Indeed, as I have worked, some people have felt more than my two hands on their bodies. One woman (who had not been to the Casa) was visited by the Entity, Dr. Augusto, during one of her sessions. As she described him, I searched for his picture on my bookshelf. Her response to seeing it was "Oh yes, that's him." These reports and visitations strengthen my faith and commitment to provide a sacred space for theunfolding of the healing we each gave birth for. During my last visit to the Casa, I was given a dark red scar on my belly after invisible surgery…I stay on the path, and miracles abound!

In addition to the presence of the crystal bed in my healing sessions, I was given permission by the Entity to continue to include the work that I love and have been schooled in: hands-on healing, subtle and medicinal use of essential oils, counseling, intuitive guidance, and, of course, prayer.

While eating soup at the Casa during my last visit, I kept finding myself seated next to people who have a "casa current group" in their towns all over the globe. In addition, I had a luminous dream in which I was being guided to pray aloud in such a group. I asked the Entity, and was told that they would be with us as we sit together in current in Santa Cruz. By no coincidence, after asking, I met a lovely couple who offered the perfect sacred space for our sessions. We have been meeting now for 4 months. I personally have felt my body being worked on and the relief of symptoms during the sessions. Even better, many of us report feeling the healing Presence that we do at the Casa. If you have been to the Casa, you are welcome!

I am so grateful to the Entities, to the Casa, and to the Love that led me to say "yes" to "do whatever I can so that not even one day goes by without a rendering of aid to one of Nature's living creatures" (Emmanuel-Francisco Candido "Chico" Xavier). I am open to receiving anyone who feels drawn to my studio. The fee is minimal, and half of it returns to the Casa with our gratitude.

Photo Tribute to João
Karen Leffler has just added a beautiful photo show to her website called Gratitude. This photo show is a tribute to John of God and it includes many beautiful photos that were taken at the Omega Institute in NY this October.

To view Karen's Tribute to John of God, go to:

To visit Karen's entire website, go to:

October '07
João US Trip October 2007
John of God was received with admiration, love, and immense gratitude during his 4 day stay at the Omega Institute, in Rhinebeck NY. The campus was a sea of white as approximately 1200 people gathered each day to see this amazing medium and the loving and compassionate Entities.
CASA CRYSTAL BEDS ... continued

The following are new additions to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatment. (For full listing and articles on crystal beds please go to

Alternative Health Care Concepts, Inc., CALIFORNIA
Christina Marino, LAc.
10645 Riverside Dr.
Toluca Lake, Ca. 91602
Tel: (818)505-9511
Katie Heikens, USA
Hands On Health
2775 230 Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
Tel: 712-262-4824

Christian & Stefanie Hobusch, Germany
Hilprechtshausen 11
D-37581 Bad Gandersheim
Tel +49 5563 999 231

In-Health Solutions, USA
Crystal Bed Healing
Boulder, Colorado 80304
Phone: 303-882-2200

We feel so blessed and privileged to offer this bed in a healing center to the central Colorado community. The client healing to date has been exceptional! The crystal bed was purchased on "Good Friday", a very magical and brilliant day at the Casa, particularly in the current rooms. People who received surgery were told to stay sedentary for five full days rather than for the normal 24 hours. We were told by Casa Mediums that this day is the second most powerful day at the Casa; second to Dom Ignacio's birthday that attracts thousands of people. The crystals in our bed were sitting next to the Entity on Good Friday and were also passed by the Entity for an additional blessing in the goodbye line. It was a magical event, and we welcome everyone to experience the power of the amazing crystal bed, and experience the power of love!

Satsavya & Narayan, Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 11429,
San Juan,
Puerto Rico 00922-1429

We visit The Casa on April 2007; we were honored to have been granted permission by the entities to bring a Crystal Bed from The Casa to our holistic school in Puerto Rico, called Essential Therapies Institute (Instituto de Terapias Esenciales). Puerto Rico is located at the Caribbean, and it is a United State territory. We speak Spanish as our main language, but we also speak English. Anyone visiting Puerto Rico is more than welcome to come to our Institute and enjoy the benefit of The Crystal Bed from The Casa. You are also invited to visit us at our web:
With love and namasté,
Satsavya & Narayan

July '07
João US Trip October 2007
Dear Friends,
This past year Medium João asked me to serve as his liaison to North America for future healing tours. I accepted, with deep appreciation and renewed commitment to his healing mission. I've been hard at work reviewing the numerous offers from various organizations wishing to sponsor his next tour. I am pleased to announce that after careful thought and deliberation, the Entities and Medium João have accepted an offer from the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. The tour dates have been set for October 1-4 of this year.

The Omega Institute has an impeccable track record in exploring, teaching and embracing new ideas in health and spirituality. Since 1977 Omega Institute has sponsored many of the nation's leading presenters of interfaith religious retreats and events exploring complimentary medicine and wellness, indigenous cultural traditions, and sustainability and the environment. More importantly, they have a clear understanding of Medium João’s work and are familiar with Casa guidelines and procedures. Skip Backus, Executive Director of Omega journeyed to the Casa and met with the Entities and Medium João. I will continue to work closely with Skip and his team in the coming months to ensure the success of this tour. In addition, I have asked for assistance from Casa Guides Bob Dinga and Diana Rose and I am grateful for their invaluable input.

On June 6, you will be able to register for the October event by phone 1 800 944 1001. Starting June 25 you will be able to register through their web site:

Event will be held at Omega Institute's Rhinebeck Campus in New York

Heather Cumming -
Trip Leader/Translator

"A true story of Faith, Hope and Love ..... In just over a year Mark came from deaths door to the restoration of almost 100% wellness. This is just one of so many miraculous stories concerning the work of the Casa on a worldwide scale....There is no doubt in my mind that the Divine power of God intervened in the laws of nature with respect to Marks suffering. This is what we call "a miracle".... It is with the utmost gratitude to John of God and the Entities that work through him that I have witnessed this extraordinary healing and am privileged to have been a part of it".
Rosa Haritos reviews the book "John of God The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions"

"John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions" by Heather Cumming and Karen Leffler. Atria Books/Beyond Words, May 2007
Reviewed by Rosa Haritos, PhD CHt.

Dear João, esteemed friend, Abadiânia is the blessed site of your illuminated mission and of your peace.
Dr. Bezerra de Menenzes, channeled by Chico Xavier

Those of us who have travelled to the Casa can readily attest to the truth of the above statement. It does not necessarily matter if we know who the source is or the story behind it. Our understanding of it is gleaned through the lens of our direct awareness, our personal healing experience.

We've appreciated the beauty of the Casa grounds while sitting in the lush gardens or engaged in peaceful meditation at the Overlook; we have felt the immense healing power of the land at the Sacred Waterfall. We can recall countless instances of hospitality from the Casa staff whether it be standing in line to receive blessed soup or waiting in line to be seen by the Entity. We have observed the unceasing dedication of the man known as Medium João and have sat in current with the phalange of loving and compassionate spirits we call The Entities. And we return home eager to share with family and friends: our healing stories, photographs of surgeries performed on stage in the Great Hall, and sometimes bits and pieces of miraculous healing stories of 'others'.

But what if we did know more about these 'others'? What if we knew Dr. Bezerra de Menenzes is one of the many Entities available to us at the Casa, who during his lifetime was an influential member of the Spiritist Movement, and throughout his years of practice had no set fee for his services, never once turning away anyone who sought medical attention? What if we could read his words, "Doctors who deny assistance to people in need for any reason, especially financial gain, are not worthy to use the title "Doctor of Medicine", and feel the energy behind them?" And while many of us are aware of the amazing paranormal abilities of renowned Spiritist Chico Xavier, a mentor and beloved friend of Medium João, how many of us are know this psychographed (channeled through written words) message was a confirmation that Abadiânia is in fact the one and only site for the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola? Might a broader context, a wider lens of the healing experience, one that shows us we are all members of a single spiritual family, enhance our own healing? I believe it would.

John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions offers readers this unique vantage point. Heather Cumming and Karen Leffler combine their unique skills and talents to provide us with a captivating, comprehensive account of spiritual healing at the Casa de Dom Inácio. Drawing upon her experiences as a translator and group leader, Heather shares poignant healing testimonials, collected over her many years of service as a translator and guide, from those who have journeyed to be seen by John of God (either in Brazil or his healing trips abroad) and our beloved filhos of the Casa (staff and volunteers). Interviews with Medium João, his wife Ana, their friends and family, offer meaningful insights into the personal life of this remarkable man and his healing mission. We are also privy to Heather's conversations with the Entities, excerpts from her journals, and a thoughtful review of the history and guidelines for healing at the Casa. Yet this is only half the story. Photographer Karen Leffler provides us with stunning spirit photos that capture the energy present at the Casa, the energetic transformation that occurs when Medium João incorporates prior to surgery, and the only authorized photograph of the Sacred Waterfall, one that captures the vibrant energy available to us. In this perfect union of the written and visual, our personal quest for healing is transformed into a quest for collective healing. In the words of the authors,

"Bearing witness to the healing process of others dissolves differences and barriers so that in the end, it is not 'your' or 'my' healing, but 'our' healing that allows us to reconnect with that which is meaningful in our lives."


Rosa Haritos, PhD CHt, first journeyed to Abadiânia with Heather in 2004 and was made a Daughter of the Casa. She returns every year, eager to continue with her own spiritual journey and grateful for the opportunity to be of service to those who travel to the Casa. She has a private healing practice in Northern New Jersey.

Heather Cumming has begun her book tour and has several book signings scheduled throughout the United States. Please check her website for upcoming signings and if you are in the area please attend. Heather would love to see you!

The book is available for purchase at your local bookstore or

CASA CRYSTAL BEDS ... continued

The following are new additions to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatment. (For full listing and articles on crystal beds please go to


Tereza Brkusic, Croatia
The Center for the body, mind and spirit Open Hearts
(Centar za tijelo, um i duh Otvorena srca)

Medvedgradska 22, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385 1 466 6623
Cell: +385 98 9709 215

Zrtava fasizma 2, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Phone: +385 51 327 067
Cell: +385 98 350 776

Dear friends of the Casa!!!
I would like to announce one more opportunity for all those who would like to connect to the Casa through the Casa Crystal Bed. There is one more place in this Earth with permission from the Entities, actually there are two places because we have our center in two cities in Croatia.

Our hearts are open for everyone! Thank you!
Sincerely, Tereza Brkusic (for the Center Open Hearts)


Gail Coles, Australia
Tel: 02 49529883

I had my first trip to Abadiania inAugust 2003, I was very ill suffering Scleroderma frightened and needing hope, I had seen an interview on a Current Affair program in Australia about the healings of John of God and decided I must go, in the weeks that followed, something was just calling me there. I have since had another two trips to Brazil and one to New Zealand, I was given permission from the Entities to bring home a crystal bed with me, I am so grateful for this and it has helped so much in my own healing. I would like to offer this treatment to others.

I have looked at photos of myself in 2003 and now in 2007 and I look like a different person, the love and energy of the casa is amazing and I have never felt anything like it before, I am looking forward to returning there and thanking them for all they have given me.
Thank you

Lynne Paterson, Australia
Pathway to the Light Energy Centre,
Wellington Point, Brisbane, QLD
Tel: 07 3822-7230
Mob: 0416-560-911
Tanna Sue Ramos, USA
80 circle Drive
Galesburg , Illinois 61401, USA
Tel: 309-341-4563

Nicole Rigato, Australia
Arcana Healing Centre
7 Cecil Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Sydney, Australia
tel/fax: + 61 2 9332 3238
mob: +61 410 422 370

Last November when we were at the Casa, we were blessed to be given a Crystal Light Healing Bed to work with in our healing centre. We have had some really profound results since working with the Crystal Bed. Sending you all much love, gratitude and many blessings
Nicole Rigato


Susan Schinstine, USA
2259 Paloma Street
Navarre, Florida 32566
Tel: 850-582-6674

I am a licensed massage therapist, reiki master, cranialsacral therapist and hypnotherapist. I will be offering the crystal bed at my office. With massage or independently.
Thank You, Susan

May-June '07
João US Trip October 2007
June 7, 2007
Change in location for John of God Event- Omega Institute's Rhinebeck Campus in New York

Dear Friends
We have been working diligently with Omega Institute staff to finalize plans for John of God's October event. The costs of sponsoring the event in New York City have been more than anticipated and therefore the location of the event has been changed: it will now be held on site at Omega's Rhinebeck campus, two hours north of New York City. Housing will be available on site as well as the many local inns and hotels in the Hudson Valley. Those who have already registered for the event at the Brooklyn site will be notified by Omega staff. Registration will begin again on Friday, June 8th at 9:00 am EST. All inquiries will be handled by the Omega staff as more information becomes available. Please make all inquiries with Omega at 800 944-1001 or through their webpage:

Heather Cumming
Bob Dinga and Diana Rose

January '07
'The heart of the Casa beats strong and steady' - Article by Diego, Casa Volunteer and Translator
This is a little story a few of us got to witness. A little story about the Casa de Dom Inacio that I believe should be told. Nothing momentous, just a Friday afternoon in late November…
Remembering Drew Umbers
A regular visitor to the Casa, Drew Umbers from New Zealand touched the lives of many many people who he met in Abadiania. His initial journey to the Casa is captured in Sharon's story which features in our 'Healing Stories' section.

Sadly Drew passed away on December 21st last with his wife Zhenia by his side.

Here we remember him by sharing with you some of his classic words of wisdom and advice to a friend in 2001 and also we share with you special tributes written by his good friends Christopher and Sally. May he rest in peace.

News Archive
Friends of the Casa Newsletter Archive

Newsletters are circulated once or twice monthly to Friends of the Casa.

News Archive 2006

News Items include articles on

  • Healing Stories & Personal Experiences at the Casa
  • The Sacred Waterfall
  • Who is John of God?
  • João's trips Abroad - including New Zealand & Atlanta
  • Spiritual Perspectives on Illness and Health
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World
  • Healing Stories and Individual Experiences at the Casa
  • Important Announcements from the Casa
  • Films about the Casa
  • Articles from Diego at the Casa
  • Information about Lines at the Casa
  • Features on official guides to the Casa
News Archive 2005

News Items include articles on

  • Official opening of soup kitchen
  • Monthly features on official guides to the Casa
  • João's trips Abroad
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World
  • Healing Stories and Individual Experiences at the Casa
  • Heaven's Helpers - Care for disabled visitors to the Casa
  • Understanding the Work of the Current Rooms
  • Feedback on TV documentaries about the Casa
News Archive 2004

News Items include articles on

  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World
  • João's trips Abroad
  • New Projects at the Casa including Current Room Renovation, Waterfall Shelter and Soup Kitchen
  • Healing Stories and Individual Experiences at the Casa
  • Robbery in Abadiania
  • Practical Travel Advice
News Archive 2003

News Items include

  • João's Concerns
  • Advice to Travellers
  • Research Article on João de Deus / Psychic Surgery
  • Soup Kitchen Project
  • João's Trip to Washington DC
  • Large selection of individual experiences
News Archive 2002

News Items include

  • News update December 2002
  • New Entity
  • Giant Crystals
  • Soup Kitchen Initiative
  • Television Programme on the Casa
  • Group Leaders' Initiative
  • Change in Dietary Restrictions when taking Casa Herbs
  • Dom Inácio Feast Day Celebrations 2002
Please feel welcome to contact us with all news updates from the Casa and Abadiânia for inclusion in our news section.
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